Headshot Photographer Interview With Marcella Riley Of New York
Q: How would you describe your attention span?
A: Shorter than a lit match.
Q: When did you decide to become a photographer?
A: When I realized that I did not want to work for anyone else.
Q: What does photography mean to you?
A: Photography to me means being able to freeze important moments in life.
Q: Can you recall the first photo you took that made you go WOW!?
A: The San Francisco skyline.
Q: Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
A: I studied photography at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Q: How do you feel about cropping?
A: Sometimes it’s necessary.
Q: Where is your favorite place to live and work as a photographer in the World and why?
A: New York. There is some much life happening in such a small place. There is always something to photograph.
Q: Define the word “beauty”!
A: Beauty is a combination of seeing something spectacular and having it provoke an emotion.
Q: How do you feel about missed shots which cannot be recreated?
A: There will always be something better.
Q: Ever concerned about failure?
A: It’s my biggest fear.
Q: What has been the single biggest obstacle against growing as a photographer in whole?
A: Being recognized.
Q: What are your favorite subjects to photograph?
A: Action. Sports. Things with movement.
Q: Do you think of yourself as an artist and what do you think of the word artist?
A: Definitely. The word Artist to me means to create reality rather than accept it.
Q: How do you describe your photographic style?
A: Scattered… like my brain.
Connect with Marcella via her photography website.